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Eggless Chocolate Banana Cake

Eggless Banana Chocolate Cake

Shweta Arora
Delicious and healthy Chocolate Cake that is free of butter, oil, refined flour and sugar and can be enjoyed for Breakfast or as a snack and dessert too!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 large ripe bananas approximately 1 cup mashed
  • ¼ cup raw unfiltered honey or ½ cup or as needed
  • ½ cup applesauce unsweetened
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour atta
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped
  • ½ cup Mini semi sweet chocolate chips for topping

Instructions
 

Using Oven

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and line a 9 inch round baking dish with parchment paper. Spray with cooking oil and keep aside.
  • Mix the dry ingredients - whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and keep aside.
  • In a mixing bowl add the banana and mash them using a fork. Now add the apple sauce and honey, followed by vanilla extract, vinegar and mix till combined.
  • Now add the previously mixed dry ingredients into this banana applesauce mixture and mix. It will be thick so add water to it and mix until smooth.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts and mix again till they are well incorporated in the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the pre-lined baking dish and sprinkle the top with the mini chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 30-40 mins or until the toothpick inserted in the center of cake comes out clean.
  • Allow to rest in the pan for 10 mins after which transfer onto a cooling rack. Slice and serve warm. Enjoy!!

Using Instant Pot

  • Line two 6 inch round baking dish with parchment paper. Spray with cooking oil and keep aside. 
  • Mix the dry ingredients - whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and keep aside. 
  • In a mixing bowl add the banana and mash them using a fork. Now add the apple sauce and honey, followed by vanilla extract, vinegar and mix till combined. 
  • Now add the previously mixed dry ingredients into this banana applesauce mixture and mix. It will be thick so add water to it and mix until smooth.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts and mix again till they are well incorporated in the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the pre-lined baking dish and sprinkle the top with the mini chocolate chips. Cover with aluminium foil and place the cake on a Trivet with handle.
  • Add 1 cup of water to the stainless steel container of the Instant Pot. Lower the trivet with cake pan on it inside the container for PIP cooking.
  • Close the lid with vent to sealing position. Press Manual or Cake mode for 40 mins followed by Natural release.
  • Using the trivet handles (careful will be hot so use kitchen towel), remove the cake pan out and remove the foil. Let it stand for 10 mins, the edges will start to leave sides by this time. Run a knife around the cake and flip it on to the serving plate. Slice and serve warm. Enjoy!!
  • Let the Pot come to room temp and then bake the other 6 inch pan.

Notes

  • You can use store bought or homemade applesauce. 
  • To make applesauce, simply steam the peeled and cored apple pieces until fork tender and then puree in blender without using any liquid if possible.  That’s our unsweetened applesauce
  • Many of you asked if you could replace applesauce and honey and the answer is Yes.
  • You can replace applesauce with Oil (1:1). So for this recipe, instead of ½ cup apple sauce you can use ½ cup of oil (Canola).
  • For Honey, you can replace it with White or light brown sugar or mix of both. You could do 1:1 here as well so ½ cup of honey can be replaced with ½ cup of sugar. Having said that, please taste the batter, sometimes depending on the Banana sweetness you may need slightly more sugar than honey so may be ¾ cup of sugar. 
  • You can also replace honey with maple syrup (1:1). 
  • Using Oil and sugar will change the texture of the cake a bit, it will be a little dry compared to using Banana and applesauce. 
  • Store it in refrigerator in airtight container. When serving the next day, warm it for 10 secs in microwave. Its just melts in mouth!!
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